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Steve offers a discount of 25% on their first / introductory lesson!


Price GuideOnline Lessons
Price Guide
Primary $64.00$54.40
High School $64.00$54.40
College $64.00$54.40
Casual $80.00$68.00

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It's my firm belief that we can all become great mathematicians if given the opportunity.

I have a passion for maths that is contagious. I've loved and enjoyed maths ever since I can remember.

But not everyone has the same passion.

I understand many start tuition as a last resort, sometimes forcibly or coerced by parents. Some feel like failures and want to give up before they've started.

Some are carrying a lot of baggage and have been conditioned over the years to believe they're hopeless and dumb and maths just isn't for them.

There was a period of time in highschool where I lost my passion. Although I had a brilliant teacher, he was not so brilliant in communicating and I started to fall behind. Soon I'd lost interest and my grades suffered.

Instead of giving up I went back to the basics. I bought some maths summary books and retaught myself everything from scratch. It wasn't long before I'd reignited the fire!

If your child is struggling, there is hope! Don't give up!

I will help them to identify the issues, catch up and get ahead. No dramas.
If your child is gifted, I will help them accelerate their learning and maximise their potential.

I've personally worked with and helped hundreds of students to not only catch up but learn to love maths and thrive.

There is nothing more exciting than reviving a smouldering wick, imparting hope and watching learners thrive as they discover THEY CAN DO IT!

I'll help your child to identify and acknowledge their weaknesses, embrace their strengths and to learn how to turn their stumbling stones into stepping stones.

We'll plug the holes, stop the leaks and make sure they stop falling behind. We'll work together to make maths easy, fun and practical.

Even better, we'll not only catch up but get ahead!

Tuition Experience:

Over the past 22 years, I've worked with just about every type of learner I can think of. Learners of all ages, abilities and backgrounds.

This has included:

~ students from non-English backgrounds (and I read, write, speak Vietnamese fluently)
~ young learners
~ 'lazy' learners
~ 'difficult' learners?
~ struggling learners
~ learners who were failing maths
~ learners who were many years behind
~ gifted learners
~ learners from selective schools
~ learns wanting help with school exam or selective school test preparation
~ unmotivated learners needing a coach and mentor to bring out their best
~ high achievers who wanted to soar higher (90% - 100%)

It doesn't matter how LOW or HIGH your child is scoring in maths, with the right advice, guidance and direction, they WILL improve, become BETTER learners and reach their full potential.

Tutoring Approach:

Maths is an exciting subject!

Maths is everywhere -- our bodies are mathematical machines. Music, football, soccer and even computer games are all based on maths and require mathematical skills to enjoy and play. People sell themselves short when they think they're hopeless at maths. They don't realise how much they actually use maths each day and use it successfully.

Somehow maths has become a subject rather than a lifeskill. It has become boring, a chore and a subject that only 'nerds' enjoy and are good at. Teachers hear students whine over and over again… 'how is this going to help me in life?' Exactly my thoughts! Students need to see the connection - unfortunately maths has become something students are forced to study to pass exams and get a good report.

My goal is to make maths fun again. To see how it connects to everyday life. To see how practical it is, the benefits it brings and to help learners realise how easy it really is.

Instead of just memorising formulas, we'll break everything down into simple steps - the emphasis will be on understanding and discovering the connections between old and new concepts. Soon it will all start to make sense.

My lessons are practical, engaging, interactive and highly motivating. Less chalk and talk and more hands-on. Each lesson is tailor made to the individual student. I do not surf the net, read newspapers, mark other students' work, chat on social media or take selfies while my students sweat over hundreds of brain numbing repetitive questions. All problem areas are noted, worked on and revisited in subsequent lessons and recycled prior to exams. My lessons are well prepared and worksheets and additional practice questions are provided at no extra charge. Assistance with school homework and exam preparation are included and regular communication with parents / caregivers ensures a learning environment that fosters progress.

As William Butler Yeats said: "Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire."

Let's put an end to bad school reports and start lighting those fires!

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Native Language: English
Additional Languages: Vietnamese
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)


  • University of Queensland (2010) - Certificate IV Training and Assessment (Professional) (✘ Not On File)
  • Saint Petersburg State University (2005) - Education (Honours) (Bachelors) (✘ Not On File)
  • University of Technology Sydney (1998) - CELTA (Professional) (✘ Not On File)

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